McNair Wilson, the author of HATCH!, says, “If you don’t do you, you doesn’t get done and the world is incomplete. But when you do you, you inspire the world.”
A lot of people are busy trying to be someone they’re not. They’re afraid to be themselves. They complicate their lives by pretending to be someone other than the person God created them to be.
You can simplify your life by simply being you.
Have you ever stopped to think about how much energy you spend trying to be someone that you’re not? We all do it. It’s human nature. We are bent in that direction. We desperately want approval from others so we buy things, do things, and say things to impress those around us.
How would you be different if the only person you had to impress was you?
- Would you have a different career?
- Would you have a different house?
- Would you drive a different car?
- Would you dress differently?
- Would you change the way you spend your spare time?
- Would you have the same friends?
- Would you be in the same social groups?
Sometimes we pretend to be someone else not because of our own needs, but because of someone else. We’re untrue to ourselves because we feel pressure from family, friends, or coworkers.
- How many women submit to cosmetic surgery because of pressure from their husbands?
- How many people have outrageous mortgage payments in an attempt to keep up with their siblings?
- How many people buy expensive brand name clothes to fit in with the crowd?
- How many men bust their butt working 50-60 hour weeks to impress their fathers?
- How many people have to be the first in their circle of friends to buy the latest technological gadget?
If your lifestyle reflects someone else’s idea of how your life should be, you could radically change it and simplify it by determining to be who God made you to be.
Drop the pretense and just be yourself. Do you.
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